Special Preview of 'Revolution' Airs Tonight (Monday, August 6) on NBC During Coverage of the Olympics

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August 6th, 2012

via press release:

update, here's the preview that ran:



WHEN: Monday, August 6, 2012


WHAT: NBC will air an extended preview (2 minutes and 40 seconds) of the upcoming drama from producers J.J. Abrams, Eric Kripke and director Jon Favreau, tonight during coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. The preview will air during a commercial pod sometime between 10:45-11:15 ET/PT prior to the Women’s Gymnastics Uneven Bars.


About “Revolution”:


What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and “Supernatural’s” Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape void of electricity: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights -- has mysteriously blacked out forever.


The series stars Billy Burke (“The Twilight Saga) as Miles Matheson, Tracy Spiridakos (“Being Human”) as Charlie Matheson, Graham Rogers (“Memphis Beat”) as Danny Matheson, Anna Lise Phillips (“Animal Kingdom”) as Maggie, Zak Orth (“Romeo + Juliet) as Aaron, JD Pardo (“Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2”) as Nate, Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad”) as Captain Tom Neville, David Lyons (“The Cape”) as Bass, Maria Howell (“The Blind Side”) as Grace, Daniella Alonso (“Friday Night Lights”) as Nora, Tim Guinee (“Iron Man”) as Ben Matheson and Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) as Rachel Matheson. Kripke, Abrams and Bryan Burk (“Lost,” “Star Trek”) serve as executive producers, and Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2”) serves as co-executive producer. “Revolution” is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Favreau.




  • TimsDale4ever

    There’s that word again — Revolution — can’t remember the first time I heard this….

  • The End

    Personally, I would air the Revolution preview after the closing ceremony of the Olympics.

    And adverts inbetween.

    Reason being. Most of the 20,000 or so Nielsen families will be watching. Best way to get your show out there.

  • tv#1

    If it were the whole episode I would tune in, but not for a preview. I’ll just wait until September to see the real thing. I hope this preview gets more people to tune in though. Revolution looks like it will be a great show, and I would hate to see it turn in to another “one and done” like Terra Nova, The Event, and Flashforward.

  • Chris


    I couldn’t agree with you more. What networks have done to such high caliber shows in recent years has been a disgrace. Revolution better not join that group. I’m really looking forward to seeing it. Another “one and done” I’d like to add to your list: Invasion.

  • Paul

    I think that they should move the Closing Ceremony an hour earlier since it’s on tape delay and air the pilot for Revolution or Grimms Season 2 premiere at 10 pm et. The reason the promotion didn’t work last time is because they aired the stupid show The Marriage Ref. They should have aired Parenthoods 5 th episode. Plus, the ceremony 2 years ago was on the West Coast which means they couldn’t air it an hour earlier and so they stupidly cut away from the ceremony. In London, because of the vast time difference they wouldn’t need to cut away from the ceremony.

  • Kevin

    Can’t wait for Revolution when the series debuts on Sept. 17th. NBC has very high hopes for this Eric Kripke/J.J. Abrams sci-fi series. :-)

  • glover

    What about that 6 minute preview they announced?

  • JohnM

    NBC only has 30 minutes of primetime scheduled for post closing ceremony – and i’d rather they preview the monkey show than this piece of flotsam

  • rob60990

    This show will be lucky to last the season

  • were123

    So NBC really wants Revolution to do well, and it seems they want that baaadly…

  • SVU: The Revolution


    Don’t worry you’ll get your wish next Sunday after the Closing Ceremonies.

  • SVU: The Revolution

    Nice to see the uneven bars will be after my guilty pleasure (Bad Girls Club) goes off…maybe I can finally watch a high profile olympic event instead of just catching the highlights on the morning news.

  • Amy

    I can’t wait to see Revolution but I wish it was on ABC. NBC isn’t great at allowing time for audiences to grow.

  • Paul

    The Hunger Games feel will only make this very popular. Twilight made True Blood popular. Eric Kripke is a great writer too.

  • Petar


    Yep. They need hit drama. But 2 min preview is too litle. The trailer was 2 minutes. But is still boost for the show! In my opinion the voice lead-in is better boost. The pilot will beat easily the record for most watch premiere on NBC at 10. Think smash 3.9 premiere beat 15 years record. But than week to week is big question. Eric Kripke is smart and good writer but with litle expirience like showrunner in broadcast TV!(big 4)

    ps Giancarlo Esposito is the HUGE joker. He is next Peter Dinklage. I am scoked the still is without Emmy award. Think he is nominated for Breaking Bad for support.

  • Petar


    Well How zap2it describes “Revolution”:
    Take a little “Lost,” add in a touch of “The Hunger Games,” “Escape from New York” and “Battlestar Galactica,” and you’ll get the general vibe of “Revolution”!

    But in my opinion will be more Lost or Book of Ely or even Walking dead than hunger games. Still they show in promos archery etc. but think wont be exactly THG show. Revolution have 3 options
    a next hit drama 5+ seasons
    b cult show 3-4 seasons max 5 seasons(fringe like)
    c one and done.

    With voice lead-in chances are good. CBS is cbs and will be number1. but abc and castle are already in decline. So NBC have good chances to be second after H5O wich will be great success for nbc.

  • were123

    Let’s hope it’s a, NBC could use one and Revolution seems like a show that, if developed properly, could be very good. If not, then at least to achieve the Fringe treatment and get 4-5 seasons, with a propper ending, but I’m tired of one and done, I had already enough of that with FlashForward, and also with shows that only lasted two seasons (Dollhouse and Pushing Daisies)

  • Kyle7

    a next hit drama 5+ seasons
    b cult show 3-4 seasons max 5 seasons(fringe like)
    c one and done.

    Doesn’t that describe basically every show ever made? I guess it’s missing the okay rookie that declines year 2 and gets canceled, but those don’t seem to occur too often any more.

  • Hattie C

    I personally loved the shortlived 2008 reimaged V series and FlashForward, so hoping Revolution will be developed, written, and promoted adequately to ensure it stays on the air a bit longer than the long list of sci-fi-type shows that have failed in recent years (too many to list, really, although I feel like they were mostly ABC & FOX projects… can’t think of a single NBC one. Maybe a good sign??). Looking forward to it and hoping it’s a good as all the hype.
    As for this 2 minute preview – it seems like too little. I definitely won’t tune in *just* to see 2 minutes of a show that’s not airing for another month and a half. I also wonder why this date? Is there a reason they couldn’t air it during the Olympic closing ceremonies – I feel like more Nielson households will tune in to that as opposed to the random handful of sports being broadcast tonight (nothing particularly interesting…)

  • joel

    This show looks to go the same way as Terra Nova. After the compelling SciFi plot and special effects of the pilot episode, the concept sets itself up to be nothing more than a low-budget family drama.

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